WINE (Wireless Internet NEtworking)PERSON IN CHARGE: Merakos Lazaros
FUNDED BY: European Commission
START DATE: 01/01/2000
END DATE: 31/12/2001
In WINE, the necessary technologies to build fully IP-based optimised wireless Internet connections were studied. The aim of the project was to build QoS aware wireless IP networks. Instead of basing the system on the underlying WATM (Wireless ATM) technology, it was believed that a true wireless Internet system should be optimised and should be as far as possible independent from radiolinks. The project took IPv6 as the starting point of the development. The goal was to build wireless access points and optimised wireless links for IPv6 traffic. The goal was to study all the necessary issues in the protocol layers to find a globally optimised end-to-end delivery solution. The project has used three complementary approaches. First, it studied theoretical issues in wireless IP protocols, queuing models. Second, extensive simulations and case studies over research networks were done to verify theoretical results and gain insights on large-scale deployment. Third, the results were implemented on different underlying communication hardware platforms. The implemented testbed included Bluetooth, HiperLAN-2 and IEEE802.11 platforms.